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Old 09-28-2019, 12:59 PM   #1
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Default How come nobody ever asks for a tracking dog for a doe?

Just curious. I know that bow hunters make bad shots on more than just wallhanger bucks.
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Old 09-28-2019, 01:00 PM   #2
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Default How come nobody ever asks for a tracking dog for a doe?

Most of them cost money and they arenít worth it to the them.


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Old 09-28-2019, 01:01 PM   #3
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People call me for does all the time.
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Old 09-28-2019, 01:48 PM   #4
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I would if it came down to it
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Old 09-28-2019, 01:50 PM   #5
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Old 09-28-2019, 01:53 PM   #6
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Old 09-28-2019, 01:54 PM   #7
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I’ve only used a tracking dog on does and think it’s probably more common where I hunt than for bucks (only because more does are shot than bucks.
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Old 09-28-2019, 02:00 PM   #8
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Default How come nobody ever asks for a tracking dog for a doe?

I occasionally get calls for does but no one wants to pay my normal rate to recover a doe. On guided hunts we have to recover does for hunters all the time but in those situations Iím already at the ranch and I donít charge the hunters for the dog.


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Old 09-28-2019, 02:35 PM   #9
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No body Collin for a pig.either I'm guessing
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Old 09-28-2019, 03:23 PM   #10
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It's all about the time & money vs the return of value...most folks just are not going to spend the coin for a doe or even a cull, but will likely borrow the money or sell a kidney if they needed good dogs to go find their trophy.
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Old 09-28-2019, 03:33 PM   #11
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I should add that nearly all the calls I get are family and friends, and for bucks and does. Heck pigs too.
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Old 09-28-2019, 03:41 PM   #12
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Lol fk a doe
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Old 09-28-2019, 03:54 PM   #13
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We have tracked a pig and a doe before.
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Old 09-28-2019, 03:57 PM   #14
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Don't nobody get doe fever!
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Old 09-28-2019, 04:15 PM   #15
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I didn’t know anyone shot does anymore. At least all I ever hear is “I’m not shooting a dang doe”. Course most folks I’m around anymore aren’t too management minded in east Texas and don’t shoot does.
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Old 09-28-2019, 04:29 PM   #16
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I didnít know anyone shot does anymore. At least all I ever hear is ďIím not shooting a dang doeĒ. Course most folks Iím around anymore arenít too management minded in east Texas and donít shoot does.
In east tx that's management minded compared to its past.
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Old 09-28-2019, 05:47 PM   #17
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Just curious but what is the going rate for a tracking dog to find an animal? I am sure there are variables due to distance the handler must travel?
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Old 09-28-2019, 06:00 PM   #18
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Don't nobody get doe fever!
Hell I do ,center punched a 20 in pine tree I just set back and laughed.

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Old 09-28-2019, 06:06 PM   #19
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I called a dog for a doe. My daughter shot it with her bow.
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Old 09-28-2019, 06:18 PM   #20
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I'm guessing they figure another will be along the next time...
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Old 09-28-2019, 06:22 PM   #21
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Squirrel?
Where do you draw your line I guess is the question...
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Old 09-28-2019, 06:23 PM   #22
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People should be just as interested in finding a doe as a buck. Some are, most aren't...
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Old 09-28-2019, 06:58 PM   #23
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I tracked a doe for my neighbor this morning. We just met today, and turns out he’s a fellow TBHer as well
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Old 09-28-2019, 07:10 PM   #24
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I put just as much effort into finding a doe as I do a buck

I figure nobody posts a thread for a dog to recover a doe because of the expense

But I also figure if most people have a friend or lease member with a dog they use it if they can


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Old 09-28-2019, 07:12 PM   #25
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Heck I would. That's good meat.

Do any of y'all cover deep east Texas just in case I need a dog? Please PM me. Thanks
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Old 09-28-2019, 09:03 PM   #26
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Been called to track many a doe... If I still had a good trackin' dog, I'd still be goin' out for does too...
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Old 09-28-2019, 09:14 PM   #27
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I have tracked does before.
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Old 09-28-2019, 09:56 PM   #28
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Don't nobody get doe fever!
Speak for yourself ! I get all twitchy if I think that backstrap gonna walk off into the woods.......
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Old 09-29-2019, 03:14 PM   #29
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Default How come nobody ever asks for a tracking dog for a doe?

Iíll put my B&T on any animal, she needs the work and I like to work her.


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Old 09-29-2019, 03:17 PM   #30
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And why don’t people call a dog instead of waiting till the next morning to look? You lose all the meat.
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Old 09-29-2019, 03:22 PM   #31
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Been called to track many a doe... If I still had a good trackin' dog, I'd still be goin' out for does too...
Andy brought Piper out for a pig I shot. Goes along with what I was saying in different thread about thinking an animal ran a certain way. I was tracking down where I thought the pig was. In about 30 seconds piper went a total different way and found it.
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Old 09-29-2019, 03:29 PM   #32
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Old 09-29-2019, 05:33 PM   #33
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And why donít people call a dog instead of waiting till the next morning to look? You lose all the meat.
They typically cost money....sometimes more money than the deer is worth.
Some folks like to polish up those tracking skills , it becoming a lost art.
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Old 09-30-2019, 09:54 AM   #34
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Every deer gets a tracking dog on my place. But, I'm the french fry compared to the big potatoes like Sika and several others on here.
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Old 09-30-2019, 10:39 AM   #35
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So far haven't needed one on a doe but wouldnt hesitate if need be.
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Old 09-30-2019, 10:57 AM   #36
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Old 09-30-2019, 11:02 AM   #37
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HA! I have had it before!!
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Old 09-30-2019, 11:07 AM   #38
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They typically cost money....sometimes more money than the deer is worth.
Some folks like to polish up those tracking skills , it becoming a lost art.
If you every get a chance to go to Africa and watch those native trackers you will quickly realize it IS a lost art in the states... That's some super natural stuff happening over there... Mind blowing!!! And I'm a pretty decent tracker....
Their senses are hightened to unreal levels..
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Old 09-30-2019, 11:08 AM   #39
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I have had a few calls over the years for a doe, mostly when it was a kid that shot it.
Most guys don't want to spend the money to find a doe.

I was in Brady a few years ago and a guy called me wanting to track a doe. He was an hour away. I told him I would cut him some slack and do it for $100.00.
He said that was too much for just a doe.

So he was asking me to give up my afternoon hunt, drive an hour each way burning my diesel then spend however long running through the brush to find his deer but $100.00 was too much ?

I didn't make it over to him

I never charged anything for a kid
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Old 09-30-2019, 11:20 AM   #40
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Because a doe is not a trophy it is just another mouth to feed and they are a dime a dozen.
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Old 09-30-2019, 11:37 AM   #41
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I've had a few doe calls, but, like all other comments above, no takers since the hunter doesn't desire to take on the fee for the service.
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Old 09-30-2019, 11:41 AM   #42
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If you every get a chance to go to Africa and watch those native trackers you will quickly realize it IS a lost art in the states... That's some super natural stuff happening over there... Mind blowing!!! And I'm a pretty decent tracker....
Their senses are hightened to unreal levels..
I bet thats cool to watch. I never heard of a dog tracker until i got on TBH. My dad was a good tracker and made sure i was as well. I tracked a 6 point last year 200+ yds with no blood. That said, I'm in the hill country and i know its a totally different thing in south and east Tx with the ground cover they have in those areas but it can be done ( tracking effectively)
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Old 09-30-2019, 11:52 AM   #43
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I've had a few doe calls, but, like all other comments above, no takers since the hunter doesn't desire to take on the fee for the service.
Out of curiosity what is the fee? I've used trackers for doe and bucks before and believe the fee has always been between $150 and $300 depending on where I was. Can't recall every paying more than that.
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Old 09-30-2019, 12:08 PM   #44
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If you every get a chance to go to Africa and watch those native trackers you will quickly realize it IS a lost art in the states... That's some super natural stuff happening over there... Mind blowing!!! And I'm a pretty decent tracker....
Their senses are hightened to unreal levels..
Not trying to discredit expert trackers but Paleo people used dogs to recover wounded game for thousands of years. Their weapons were not all that sophisticated. Often times the goal was just to wound something well enough that it could be tracked down and caught with dogs.
The practice is neither lazy nor new.

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Old 09-30-2019, 12:19 PM   #45
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Out of curiosity what is the fee? I've used trackers for doe and bucks before and believe the fee has always been between $150 and $300 depending on where I was. Can't recall every paying more than that.
I ask $150 to show up and $100 when found, so $250 total.

I never charge people I’m guiding (they can tip if they want) and I never charge on wounded warrior or other charity type hunts.

I often tell people I’ll cut them a deal if they will go on social media and post a good word about us. They don’t always follow through but I figure they’ll recommend me to their lease members at least.

Some ranches tip very well. I’ve been told I’m crazy for not charging more but I've found that in my area I get more tracks at that price point and people can always tip more if they are very happy so it all works out.

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Old 09-30-2019, 12:23 PM   #46
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Not trying to discredit expert trackers but Paleo people used dogs to recover wounded game for thousands of years. Their weapons were not all that sophisticated. Often times the goal was just to wound something well enough that it could be tracked down and caught with dogs.
The practice is neither lazy nor new.
Oh No there is no doubt a human, any human, cannot compare to a dog.. I'm talking a human to human comparison..
If I shot that once in a lifetime buck, or animal, and had access to the best tracker on the dark continent or the best dog in Texas, the dog gets the call Everytime without hesitation..
It's a no-brainer..
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